January 10, 2012

U.S. News & World Report names Hamline School of Education graduate programs among "Top Online Education Programs"

Hamline University School of Education and its graduate programs have been recognized in the first ever edition of “Top Online Education Program” rankings by U.S.News & World Report.

Hamline’s graduate education programs were listed 30th in the category of “Student Services and Technology” and 85th in the category of “Teaching Practices and Student Engagement” of the graduate programs at 595 colleges and universities from across the nation that responded to U.S. News’ survey for the rankings.

Online courses are offered in several Hamline programs in the School of Education, including a fully online master's degree in ESL, a partially online master’s degree in natural science & environmental education, and many professional development and certificate programs.

"I am pleased to see the online programs in Hamline's School of Education recognized. We are committed to innovations to meet the needs of graduate students in education,” Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs David Stern said. “And, one of the important ways we have done this is through online education.”

Online graduate and bachelor’s degree programs in education, business, engineering, nursing, and computer information technology were reviewed by U.S. News for its “Top Online Education Program” rankings. While the magazine has applied some of its rankings standards used for traditional schools, many new measures have been developed and were used to evaluate online programs. In order to be considered for the rankings, online degree programs were required to have at least 80 percent of their course content available online.

Online graduate programs were ranked on student engagement and accreditation, faculty credentials and training, admissions selectivity, and student services and technology. Learn more about the rankings methodology and the U.S. News Top Online Education Program rankings.